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Study shows soy is well accepted in school lunches

URBANA, Ill. -- Childhood obesity is a national health concern and affects as many as 20 percent of school children. As part of the battle against obesity, the Illinois Center for Soy Foods at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has recently completed a pilot program, called ISOY, to demonstrate the nutritional benefits of including soy in the state's school lunch programs. ...... The...

UNC study: Most N.C. family practitioners engage in unrecognized community service

CHAPEL HILL -- North Carolina family physicians contribute much to society because the great majority of them participate regularly in one or more volunteer community service activities, a unique new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study concludes. Often, that unpaid service has no connection with where they work and receives no public support from their employers. ......"Philanthropy...

International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada

Boston-March 30, 2005 Today, a new clinical trial evaluating a novel approach to breast cancer prevention launched in the United States and Canada. Called the ExCel research study, this is the first North American clinical trial to evaluate the role of an aromatase inhibitor in the prevention of breast cancer. ......Coordinated by the National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group...

Acupuncture found to lower elevations in blood pressure

Irvine, Calif., March 28, 2005 -- Acupuncture treatments using low levels of electrical stimulation can lower elevations in blood pressure by as much as 50 percent, researchers at the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UC Irvine have found.... ...In tests on rats, the researchers found that electroacupuncture treatments provided temporary relief from the conditions that raise blood...

The Gerontological Society of America announces Hartford Fellowship recipients

Four outstanding social work students have been chosen as the newest recipients of the prestigious Hartford Doctoral Fellowship, a program funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation, administered by The Gerontological Society of America, and directed by Dr. James Lubben. ......Robin Bonifas of the University of Washington School of Social Work, Mythu Chiem-Lu of the University of Washington School...

UNH launches 2nd spinout company with NIH grants

DURHAM, N.H.--A UNH physics professor's innovations enabling magnetic resonance imaging to better see inside the lungs form the core of the university's second spinout company, backed by three new grants from the National Institutes of Health.... ...With $300,000 awarded and another $2 million anticipated in NIH Small Business Technology Transfer grants over the next 2 years, Professor, and now C...

TB Alliance announces new drug discovery program with GlaxoSmithKline

... ... ...Teleconference to provide overview on launch of broad discovery portfolio to improve the treatment of tuberculosis (TB). The program significantly enhances the TB drug pipeline by adding several novel classes of compounds that use new mechanisms of action. Briefings from the TB Alliance on status of TB drug pipeline and discussion with GlaxoSmithKline, patient and public health group...

Acupuncture relieves pelvic pain during pregnancy

Acupuncture and strengthening exercises help relieve pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy and are effective complements to standard treatment, finds a study published online by the BMJ today....... Pelvic girdle pain is a common complaint among pregnant women worldwide, but no cure exists....... Researchers in Sweden identified 386 pregnant women with pelvic girdle pain. Women were randomly divide...

The European Society of Cardiology launches Women at Heart

Sophia Antipolis, France, 17 March 2005: The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) today launches its new initiative Women at Heart at the Spring Meeting of its 49 National Cardiac Societies. Women at Heart is aimed at medical professionals, to highlight the growing burden and under-appreciation of women's heart disease and promote improved handling of women at risk of cardiovascular disease in c...

Euroscience Open Forum 2006 launches call for proposals

The organisers of ESOF2006 now welcome contributions to the Forum's programme. The call for proposals is open from March 15th until June 15th 2005. Proposals for scientific sessions and outreach activities can be submitted online at . To stimulate inspiring submissions, 18 broad themes have been selected. These themes highlight current developments in research and science policy and set the fram...

New ways to design safer & more effective topical (transdermal) drug delivery announced in the PNAS

Santa Barbara, Calif. March 14, 2005 In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ( ), a group of researchers led by Samir Mitragotri, a professor of chemical engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, reports the identification of fundamental mechanisms that may facilitate the design of safer and more efficacious topical drug delivery systems. .....

Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly

The current issue of the Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development (JRRD) includes articles that focus on health management of patients during coma, development of a comprehensive stroke database, and effectiveness of rehabilitation following stroke in elderly populations. Full-text articles are available, free, online at ....... ...This study, the first of a two-part series, examines t...

Philanthropist Paul F. Glenn launches labs for aging research at Harvard Medical School

BOSTON, MA--Seeking to accelerate the pace of research into the molecular mechanisms that govern aging, philanthropist Paul F. Glenn, an alumnus of Harvard Law School and founder of the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research in Santa Barbara, California, has committed $5 million to Harvard Medical School over five years to launch the Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for the Biological Mechanisms of Agin...

eDocAmerica launches Hispanic Website for members

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 7, 2005) -- eDocAmerica, the web-based provider of doctor-consumer consultations online, today announced that it has launched a Spanish-language version of its website for its increasing number of Hispanic users. ... ..."With the growth of our business to 300,000 covered participants, which is actually an estimated 750,000 when family members are included, we recently exp...

Laughter helps blood vessels function better

Using laughter-provoking movies to gauge the effect of emotions on cardiovascular health, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have shown for the first time that laughter is linked to healthy function of blood vessels. Laughter appears to cause the tissue that forms the inner lining of blood vessels, the endothelium, to dilate or expand in order to increase bl...

Breast implant Website launched by leading plastic surgery societies

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. Information regarding the safety and effectiveness of breast implants, silicone or saline-filled, has been confusing and controversial for more than a decade. To help potential patients become fully informed about implants, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons today launched an informational Web site, . ... ...Th...

IADR & GSK announce 2005 Innovation in Oral Care Awards

Alexandria, VirginiaThe International Association for Dental Research and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare today announced the winners of the IADR/GSK Innovation in Oral Care Awards for 2005. These awards are intended to inspire innovative and novel research in oral care with a direct impact on the quality of human life....... A large number of applications was received from teams of researche...

Innovation prize finalists announced in 'Science of Better'

Hanover, MD, March 2, 2005 The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) today announced six finalists in its competition to win the 2005 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences. The annual contest highlights innovations in organizations that are profit and non-profit, in the U.S. and across the world, and frequently id...

Society of Hospital Medicine to launch new medical journal

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) has announced plans to launch a new peer-reviewed medical journal, The Journal of Hospital Medicine, in 2006 to promote the science and practice of hospital medicine and the enhancement of inpatient care. ...... In addition, SHM has signed an agreement with global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. to publish the journal. The agreement represents the second p...

US cancer researchers launch first American-Israeli cancer conference

Leading cancer researchers from Baltimore, Miami and New Jersey have organized the first Joint American-Israeli Conference on Cancer. The meeting, scheduled for March 16 through 18 in Jerusalem, seeks to foster collaboration among physicians and scientists in the two countries. Close to 200 cancer experts from institutions throughout Israel and the United States are expected to attend, making it...

New patient magazine from American Academy of Neurology to launch in April

ST. PAUL, Minn. (March 1, 2005) Why would the leading international professional association of neurologists get into the business of publishing a magazine Neurology Now for patients and their caregivers?... ...Patients are overwhelmed and confused by the barrage of inaccurate information from unreliable sources. Neurology patients and their families are also often overwhelmed and their physi...

World's biggest study of multi-million pound health problem launched

An embarrassing medical problem that costs UK health services 50m each year is to be investigated in the biggest-ever study of the condition in the world. ... ...Until now, constipation has largely been overlooked for major health studies but the new 650,000 project, which is funded by the British Government, led by a research team from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and aims to involve n...

UCLA neuroscientists pinpoint new function for mirror neurons

The road to interpreting intentions is paved with mirror neurons. ......A study by UCLA neuroscientists featuring functional magnetic resonance imaging and a well-stocked tea service suggests for the first time that mirror neurons help people understand the intentions of others -- a key component to social interaction. ......Reporting Feb. 22 in the online edition of PLoS Biology, the UCLA team f...

Jefferson scientists uncover potential trigger of diabetic kidney disease

Scientists at Jefferson Medical College and Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified a protein that plays a leading part in triggering kidney disease in diabetic patients, a condition known as diabetic nephropathy and the leading cause of kidney failure worldwide. The finding, which they report February 22 in the journal ...According to study co-author Kumar Sharma, M.D., director of the C...

Cell research uncovers intriguing clues to 'Trojan horse' gene in HIV infection

Philadelphia, Pa. Researchers are probing details of how HIV commandeers genes in infected cells to disguise itself from the immune system. The researchers, from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, have identified cellular proteins expressed during HIV infection that enable HIV-infected cells to avoid apoptosis, a common cell suicide event. This survival mechanism allows the virus to mainta...

Sutter Health announces plan to deploy Bridge MedPoint error-prevention system

Sutter Health will hold news conferences this morning in Sacramento (10:30 am PST) and San Francisco (9:30 am PST) to announce it will deploy the Bridge MedPoint patient safety system. Deployment is part of a major technology initiative designed to make each of Sutter's 26 hospitals "a hospital of the future" and address quality-improvement goals set by the Leapfrog Group, a national employer co...

Stanford researcher dusts off old drug; uncovers new anti-rejection properties

STANFORD, Calif. - Thirty years ago, researchers scooped some dirt on Easter Island and discovered bacteria that led to a potential anti-fungal drug. Little did they know that the drug - which languished on shelves after proving ineffective in early trials - would become popular in 1999 as a way to prevent rejection of transplanted organs.... ... Now, new studies from Stanford University M...

UNC, Wake Forest scholars work to reduce crimes against Hispanics in North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL Crimes against Hispanics -- mostly hard-working people who come to North Carolina trying to improve life for their families and themselves -- jumped as much as 500 percent between 1993 and 1998, according to some estimates. ......Now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University have teamed up to closely examine why Hispanics, whose percen...

UCSD and Japanese researchers identify new gene involved in development and function of central nervous system

. . A new gene directly involved in the migration of neurons to the developing brain, and then in the ongoing function of the mature central nervous system, has been identified and described by researchers from the UCSD School of Medicine and the Shirakawa Institute of Animal Genetics in Japan. . . One of the mysteries of human development is how the vast number of cells that are produced foll...

Next generation body scanner launched by the University of Manchester

The first 'next generation' MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) body scanner in the world will be officially launched at Hope Hospital later this week (Friday 18th February)....... The Achieva 3T MR Scanner has been purchased by The University of Manchester and will be used by researchers to further their studies in a wide range of medical areas. ...... The state-of-the-art technology involved will...

Alcohol's damaging effects on adolescent brain function

The adolescent brain is designed to learn; yet the same plasticity that facilitates neuromaturation also renders it particularly vulnerable to the damaging effects of alcohol. Symposium speakers at the June 2004 Research Society on Alcoholism meeting in Vancouver, B.C. presented both animal and human research that clearly implicates alcohol use as a source of brain damage during these critical f...

UCI study uncovers how plaque in neck artery leads to stroke-inducing blood clots

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 7, 2005 -- A UC Irvine Stroke Center study reveals how plaque in the main neck artery plays a critical role in creating blood clots that greatly increase the risk of stroke....... Dr. Mark Fisher, director of the UCI Stroke Center, and colleagues found that in the carotid artery, the primary source of blood to the brain, plaques form lesions that support the growth of the str...

Varicella vaccine effective on chicken pox; Impact on herpes zoster unclear

The varicella vaccine is almost 90 percent effective against chickenpox, but its impact on herpes zoster (shingles) is unknown and needs wider surveillance, Yale School of Medicine researchers write in today's New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) perspective section.... ...The varicella virus causes both chickenpox and herpes zoster, which occurs when a latent virus in the brain becomes reactiv...

Best treatment for mild or moderate depression unclear

Guidelines for the management of mild or moderate depression are unclear because firm evidence is lacking, claim doctors in this week's ....... The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) provides clear guidance on the treatment of moderate to severe depression, but what is less clear is the appropriate treatment for mild to moderate depression, write Gene Feder and colleagues....... T...

Binghamton University launches microelectronics research center

With a $10 million competitively bid contract from the U.S. Display Consortium (USDC), Binghamton University, State University of New York, has established the Center for Advanced Microelectronics Manufacturing (CAMM). .........The USDC will initially provide $10 million in equipment to establish CAMM, which will combine resources from the USDC, Binghamton University, Cornell University, Endicott...

Yale researcher studying acupuncture to reduce back pain in pregnancy

New Haven, Conn.--A Yale researcher and expert in the practice of acupuncture is conducting a three-year study on the effectiveness of this ancient Chinese practice in reducing low back pain during pregnancy. ......The study is funded with a $400,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health and will include 150 women who are at least 24 weeks pregnant. The lead researcher, Shu-Ming Wang, M.D....

ASGE announces grant recipients in annual research awards program

Oak Brook, IL, Feb. 1, 2005 The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the ASGE Foundation announced this year's institutional winners of medical research grants, as part of the ASGE's annual Research & Outcomes & Effectiveness Awards Program.... ...The ASGE Research Committee received 31 applications for research project funding last fall and granted a total of $234,700 to th...

Stem cells given in minimally invasive procedure improve heart function

TAMPA, Jan. 25 Patients with severe congestive heart failure who had exhausted all other treatment options showed markedly improved heart function following a procedure in which their own stem cells were deployed directly into the heart by way of four tiny incisions in the chest, according to results of a trial presented today at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Society for Thoracic Surgery. The s...

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Blackwell Publishing announce partnership

Boston, MA--January 25, 2005--The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and Blackwell Publishing are pleased to announce a new publishing partnership. The AANP has chosen Blackwell to publish its peer-reviewed monthly publication, which has a current circulation of over 19,000. ...... With approximately 18,000 individual members, AANP is the oldest, largest and only full service prof...

More precise radiation therapy lets prostate cancer patients avoid erectile dysfunction

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center are using innovative planning techniques to help men with prostate cancer avoid erectile dysfunction after radiation treatment....... .......<p...
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